Three Injured in Wed. Accident

Authorities said two people went to the hospital after an accident Wednesday evening in Stephens County. The Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol said that the accident occurred at about 8:08 p.m. at the Jeanette Jamieson Intersection, which is the intersection of the by-pass and Georgia Highway 184. According to the GSP report, a 2005 Kia Optima was traveling […]

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Next Hearing Date Set in Wilbros Civil Suit

A new hearing has been set in the Wilbros civil suit case in Stephens County. Judge Robert Adamson has called in attorneys for both sides for a hearing next Friday, October 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. Stephens County Attorney Brian Ranck says that the hearing has multiple purposes. According to Ranck, the […]

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Today Is Fire Prevention Day

Today is Fire Prevention Day and officials say it is a good time to remember some important fire safety tips. According to the Georgia Arson Control Board, those tips include the following: Always be sure that you have a smoke detector that is working with fresh batteries. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling food. If […]

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SCSO Announces Burglary Arrest

A Martinez man faces charges in Stephens County in connection to an alleged burglary. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said his office made the arrest in connection to a burglary on Shangri-La Drive where forced entry was made at the rear door of the residence and items were stolen. “Investigators working alongside a source got information a Martinez, Georgia individual […]

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Amnesty Day a Success

Organizers say that last month’s trash Amnesty Day in Stephens County was very successful. Amnesty Day in Stephens County took place on Saturday, September 26. It gave Stephens County residents the chance to unload large household trash like mattresses, metal products, couches, and electronics for no charge. Keep Toccoa-Stephens County Beautiful Executive Director Linda Scofield said they collected more trash […]

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Fire Safety Festival on Saturday

An annual event this weekend will again put fire safety at the forefront. People First of Stephens County’s annual Fire Safety Festival is coming up on Saturday. According to Supporter Jeraldine Hayes, People First is an organization that works with people with disabilities. Hayes said Saturday’s event, however, is open to everybody in the community. “If you have been through […]

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TFC Fall Sports Continue

Fall sports are continuing at Toccoa Falls College. Despite a monsoon of rain last week Toccoa Falls athletics enjoyed its most successful week of the fall semester. While women’s soccer had its match rained out, cross country, men’s soccer, and volleyball experienced success in all competitions. The cross country teams ran against Piedmont College on October 3rd at hilly Tallulah […]

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